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Tender Years: Toward Developmentally Sensitive Child Welfare Services for Very Young Children / Edition 1
     

Tender Years: Toward Developmentally Sensitive Child Welfare Services for Very Young Children / Edition 1

by Jill Duerr Berrick, Richard P. Barth, Melissa Jonson-Reid
 

ISBN-10: 0195114531

ISBN-13: 9780195114539

Pub. Date: 02/05/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Infants and young children are the fastest growing group entering the child welfare system; yet social service systems are typically not designed for this group and therefore cannot serve their special developmental needs. This book examines the impact of child abuse and neglect on preschool children and the handling of this population's needs by the child welfare

Overview

Infants and young children are the fastest growing group entering the child welfare system; yet social service systems are typically not designed for this group and therefore cannot serve their special developmental needs. This book examines the impact of child abuse and neglect on preschool children and the handling of this population's needs by the child welfare system. An overview of child development theory and child abuse reporting patterns is presented, and the differences in the foster care experiences of very young children and older children is analyzed. This book examines the overlap between child welfare practice, child development outcomes and public policy,
and suggests new approaches to serving this vulnerable group of children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195114539
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/05/1998
Series:
Child Welfare: A Series in Child Welfare Practice, Policy, and Research Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Child Development and Child Welfare
2. Child Abuse and Neglect of Very Young Children
3. From Child Maltreatment to Placement
4. Foster Care, Reunification, and Adoption
5. Group Care
6. Focus on Infants
7. Understanding Children and Families Served by the Child Welfare Systems
8. Public Child Welfare Practice
9. Reconceptualizing the Child Welfare System for Very Young Children
Appendix: Study Methods
References
Index

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